Neville Isdell Chair in African-centric Drug Discovery & Development
Kelly Chibale is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where he holds the Neville Isdell Chair in African-centric Drug Discovery & Development. He is also the founding Director of the South African Medical Research Council Drug Discovery & Development Research unit at UCT, the Founder and Director of the UCT Holistic Drug Discovery and Development Centre H3D, a Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Centre for Global Health Discovery. Kelly obtained his PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge in the UK. This was followed by postdoctoral stints at the University of Liverpool in the UK and at The Scripps Research Institute in the USA. He was a Sandler Sabbatical Fellow at the University of California San Francisco, a US Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a Visiting Professor at Pfizer in the UK.